I know a lot of you out there have been anxiously waiting for another opportunity to watch me stand in front of a room full of people and talk (humor me). Well, lucky you, that opportunity is coming at the beginning of October. In fact, two such opportunities are on the horizon.
The Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit is a very long name for a great event that will be held Philadelphia this fall. The summit describes itself like this . . .
Creative industry types from across the world are coming to the City of Brotherly Love for Innovation Philadelphia’s second Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit on October 5-6, 2009. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a graphic or web designer, business exec, or something in between, there is sure to be something for everyone with more than 100 speakers scheduled for this year’s event. With a variety of panels and workshops, and keynote speakers such as Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert and social media guru Peter Shankman, the Summit is bringing together the best of the best from an assortment of creative industries to network, exchange ideas, and share information. Check out www.GCECS2009.com to register and to see all the latest news about the Summit.
This summit, which sounds like an otherwise professional and well crafted event, has decided to include me in their program not once but twice. On Monday, Oct. 5 at 11 I will be doing a short Pecha Kucha (20 slides at 20 seconds a piece) on the 100k and the future Postgreen Homes it has spawned. Then, on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 10:30 I will be on a panel titled “Green Aesthetic: 21st Century Architecture” which is described like this:
Sustainable design has revolutionized the way architects, engineers and interior designers go about developing new residential and commercial buildings. Consumers are not only concerned about the environmental impact of their project, but also want a design that is aesthetically pleasing. At the new convergence of green building and design, where both are equally important, there is a tension for designers and architects to deliver a product that meets both requirements. Explore how practitioners are balancing sometimes competing interests of design and sustainability and how new models and materials are constantly being developed to move the green movement forward.
The fact that I am not an architect or designer doesn’t seem to concern them. Perhaps they are looking for another type of voice on the panel or maybe I am just the last pick for the kickball team. Maybe they read my old blog post on modern architecture and got the odd impression that I know what I’m talking about. Either way, I agreed to it, though I may try to pass this one off to someone else on the team.
So, if you haven’t already, mark the dates in your calendars. Even without my contribution, this should be a great event. I am particularly looking forward to hearing what Peter Shankman of HARO fame has to say. If you have other sessions you would like to plug or anything at all to say about this (words of encouragement welcome), do it in the comments.
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